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    Toronto | 133 Queen East | 125m | 39s | IBI Group

    Right, I hope the bougie condo yuppies will respect the recovering addicts. I would expect that these new developments will integrate more or less the same as those in Riverside and Leslieville, where similar services are provided.
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    Restaurant Comings & Goings

    A redevelopment destined to become "luxury" condos/rentals won't do much to ease that crisis. Le Sélect is an institution that has produced, among other talents, Matty Matheson, who is perhaps the city's biggest celebrity right now.
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    Leslieville / Studio District

    Word on the street is Domino's Pizza will open in the old Florabunda location at Queen & Larchmount Ave, which closed due to a big rent increase.
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    Toronto | Don Summerville Apartments Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | TCHC

    Not sure, but Context was also chosen to manage the TCHC component of the Lawrence Heights redevelopment and the design consortium for that project was Tact Design / KPMB Architects / IBI Group / MBTW. They actually hosted a tour of that development for tenants of Don Summerville last year. If...
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    Downtown Grocery Store List (current + proposed)

    Non-stick coatings can't handle the high heat necessary for a proper stir-fry and ingredients won't develop a good sear. They just slide around and steam, and the result is a wet and disappointing stir-fry. It's a waste of the good produce they're using.
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    Downtown Grocery Store List (current + proposed)

    Farm Boy's frozen pizza dough is great and their store brand pizza sauce (both ~$2) is good as well. I also recommend the kefir masala dip and the toasted pita crackers. The flavoured variety made in-store, not the boxed ones. The stir fry counter cooks with non-stick pans, so don't bother...
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    St. Lawrence Market

    Front St has been removed from the list of locations on the website.
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    Starbucks

    Enjoy the fritters while you can, because the owner was told that her lease wouldn't be renewed past April 2021. I think the building has been sold.
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    Starbucks

    Rumour in Leslieville is that the Starbucks at Queen & Logan is moving to the old Thirsty Duck spot at Queen & Carlaw and people are upset. There's lots of pressure from local indie chains, even in the PATH these days. There will always be demand for really subpar coffee, though, so I don't...
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    Leslieville / Studio District

    Grinder Coffee is closing at the end of October due to the cost of rent.
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    Riverdale

    Is it to fix this problem from earlier in the year? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/riverdale-east-toboggan-hill-closed-1.4994427
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    Toronto PATH Retail

    Fahrenheit Coffee is opening a third location in Chef's Assembly Hall at the Richmond-Adelaide Centre on October 15th (free coffee during opening week).
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    Toronto PATH Retail

    Brookfield's FCP newsletter says that UNIQLO First Canadian Place is opening Wed. Oct 16.
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    Leslieville / Studio District

    M'Eat Resto Butcher is finished after just over one year:
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    Toronto | Time and Space Condos | 102m | 29s | Pemberton | Wallman Architects

    Did you see my post on the previous page? It was much more dramatic and alarmist; please reply. I'm very sorry about your poorly-researched purchase.
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    Toronto | Union Park | 303m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    The street level is severely lacking as well. Great summary by Alex:
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    St. Lawrence Market

    True True Diner has opened! Live story and walkthrough on Suzanne’s Instagram right now: https://instagram.com/suzanne_barr_food?igshid=b22lmt16i42w
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    Leslieville / Studio District

    !Holy Cow! Towel Bizarre (sic), a.k.a. Holy Cow Market, a.k.a. Holy Cow Turkish Towels at 1130 Queen St East has more signs than usual indicating its impending closure. Looks like it’ll be gone by the end of the month. This is a 2-bay complex anchoring Queen and Brooklyn, which Holy Cow has...
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    Toronto | East Harbour | ?m | ?s | Cadillac Fairview | O.M.A.

    Wasn’t the point of this development to be an entirely new node itself, complete with its own transit hub, and not merely valuable by virtue of its proximity to downtown? I remember it being marketed at one point as a second CBD for the city.
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    336 Queen Street West | 16m | 4s | Pearl Group | Turner Fleischer

    Looking forward to a 7,525 ft² Rogers Wireless store.

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